Dr King said: “As an archaeologist it is really unusual to be given a chance to look for someone who you can actually put a name to, who isn’t anonymous but is an important historical figure with a tangible story. Sometimes it feels a bit surreal, Indiana Jones-ish even.”
Annie Dodd, of Who Do You Think You Are? Live, said: “The revelation has really touched a chord amongst the public.
"There has been so much mystery surrounding Richard III and now people are getting the chance to meet Turi, ask questions and learn how her team unearthed one of the most infamous monarchs of all time.
"Some may even be related to the King, and we will be offering DNA tests to explore this.”
Richard III’s remains are to be reburied in a ceremony at Leicester Cathedral following the discovery.
David Monteith, Leicester Cathedral Canon Chancellor, said the remains would be reinterred early next year in a Christian-led but ecumenical service.
He said that because it would have been “unheard of” for the king not to have received a formal burial at the time, he could not be buried again and so it would be a service of remembrance.